Biographies & Memoirs

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  • booksreddit.com:The Will to Keep Winning

    The Will to Keep Winning

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    “No matter what your life plan is, no matter what your project, a close reading of the life and thoughts of Daigo will give you deep insight into how to be successful and help you reach your goals.”—Frank Lantz, Director, NYU Game Center”When Daigo wins, he does not simply elevate his own status, he elevates the entire genre alongside him. Through his play, and through his approach to life, Daigo changes the way people think about the game, and inspires even his enemies to new heights. This i…


  • booksreddit.com:The Game

    The Game

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    Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, …


  • booksreddit.com:Day Breaks Over Dharamsala: A Memoir of Life Lost and Found

    Day Breaks Over Dharamsala: A Memoir of Life Lost and Found

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    Day Breaks Over Dharamsala is an intimate, insightful and inspiring journey through the landscape of the mind as well as the landscape of northern India. Along the way, this book is funny, wise, helpless, and triumphant, a testament to spirit, to India, to taxi drivers, and to that which gets us there on time when we have no idea where we are going. The trip begins in Delhi, in 2004, and winds its way through a month-long pilgrimage through Tibetan India as well as through a life-long search …


  • booksreddit.com:Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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    From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an exposé of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generationsWith a presidential election around the corner, questions of America’s military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone’s mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing…


  • booksreddit.com:Seven Principles of Good Government: Gary Johnson on Politics

    Seven Principles of Good Government: Gary Johnson on Politics, People and Freedom: Insights from …

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    Gary Johnson is the former two-term governor of New Mexico. He made headlines during his tenure as governor for supporting school vouchers, a freeze on all taxes, real cuts in government agency funding and the decriminalization of marijuana. In 2012, he is running for President of the United States on the Libertarian Party ticket. He will be campaigning aggressively through the fall in all 50 states.


  • booksreddit.com:Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

    Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion

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    Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the …


  • booksreddit.com:Elon Musk: Tesla

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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    New York Times Bestseller – Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley’s most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur’s journey from a rough upbringing in…


  • booksreddit.com:Detroit: An American Autopsy

    Detroit: An American Autopsy

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    A New York Times Bestseller“A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness… Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski” –Kirkus, STARRED REVIEWBack in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family’s, and his own. Detroit is where his mother’s flower shop was firebombed in the pre-Halloween orgy of arson known as Devil’s Night; where his sister lost herself to the west side streets; whe…


  • booksreddit.com:Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations

    Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things …

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    #1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one w…


  • booksreddit.com:Rainbow's End: The Judy Garland Show

    Rainbow’s End: The Judy Garland Show

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    Judy Garland was at the pinnacle of her career when she signed with CBS to star in a multimillion-dollar weekly television series. The Judy Garland Show immediately became the most exciting — and explosive — event of the 1963-64 television season, unleashing a storm of controversy that had still not ceased at the time of publication.The Judy Garland Show seemed sabotaged from the very beginning and became a single-season casualty. CBS plunged the program into chaos — tampering with …


  • booksreddit.com:How to Be Black

    How to Be Black

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    The Onion’s Baratunde Thurston shares his 30-plus years of expertise in being black, with helpful essays like “How to Be the Black Friend,” “How to Speak for All Black People,” “How To Celebrate Black History Month,” and more, in this satirical guide to race issues—written for black people and those who love them. Audacious, cunning, and razor-sharp, How to Be Black exposes the mass-media’s insidiously racist, monochromatic portrayal of black culture’s richness and variety. Fans of Stuff Whit…


  • booksreddit.com:Columbine

    Columbine

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    EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE”The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . . ” So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of “spectacle murders.” It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year.What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible sta…


  • booksreddit.com:Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan

    Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan

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    The only biography ever authorized by a sitting President–yet written with complete interpretive freedom–Dutch is as revolutionary in method as it is formidable in scholarship. Thirteen years of exhaustive research in the archives of Washington and Hollywood, and thousands of hours of interviews with the President and his family, friends, allies, and enemies, equipped Morris with an unmatched knowledge of one of the twentieth century’s greatest leaders. This monumental work offers the most …


  • booksreddit.com:AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House

    AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House

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    The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington foreverAndrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson’s ele…


  • booksreddit.com:Hunting the Jackal: A Special Forces and CIA Soldier's Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War A...

    Hunting the Jackal: A Special Forces and CIA Soldier’s Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War A…

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    For more than half a century, Special Forces and CIA legend Billy Waugh dedicated his life to tracking down and eliminating America’s most virulent enemies. Operating from the darkest shadows and most desolate corners of the world, he made his mark in many of the most important operations in the annals of U.S. Spec Ops.He spent seven and a half years behind enemy lines in Vietnam as a member of a covert group of elite commandos. He trailed Osama Bin Laden in Khartoum in the early ’90s, and wo…


  • booksreddit.com:Triumph of Justice: Closing the Book on the O.J. Simpson Saga

    Triumph of Justice: Closing the Book on the O.J. Simpson Saga

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    After the white Bronco, after the bloody glove, after the media frenzy and the verdict that set O.J. Simpson free, Daniel Petrocelli came to pick up the pieces. Outraged by the disastrous miscarriage of justice, the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman sought justice in civil court—their last chance to go after Simpson. To represent them, they hired Petrocelli, a respected attorney who had never before tried a criminal case. In order to win the case, Petrocelli would have to prove that O.J….


  • booksreddit.com:The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

    The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

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    The New York Times bestselling history of the private relationships among the last thirteen presidents—the partnerships, private deals, rescue missions, and rivalries of those select men who served as commander in chief.The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Ken…


  • booksreddit.com:Columbine

    Columbine

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    Winner of the Edgar® Award for Best Fact Crime Book New York Times: One of the 100 Notable Books of the Year Los Angeles Times: Favorite Nonfiction of the Year Publishers Weekly: Nonfiction Best Book of the Year Chicago Tribune: Favorite Nonfiction of the Year Salon.com: Nonfiction Best Book of the YearOn April 20, 1999, two boys went to their high school with bombs and guns. Their goal was to leave “a lasting impression on the world.” The horror they inflicted left an indelible stamp on the …


  • booksreddit.com:The Man in Blue Pyjamas: A Prison Memoir

    The Man in Blue Pyjamas: A Prison Memoir

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    The style of my book must be in small pieces, as my life has been in pieces. (Jalal Barzanji) From 1986 to 1988 poet and journalist Jalal Barzanji endured imprisonment and torture under Saddam Hussein’s regime because of his literary and journalistic achievements-writing that openly explores themes of peace, democracy, and freedom. It was not until 1998, when he and his family took refuge in Canada, that he was able to consider speaking out fully on these topics. Still, due to economic necess…